The Government has announced that its planning policy paper, which will set ‘out its plan for comprehensive reforms of England’s planning system to better support the economy and release more land for housing in areas that need it most’, will be published later this month. Further information about the announcement is available by clicking here.
The Government has introduced several (many time-limited) reforms of the planning system which would enable certain forms of development to take place without the need for a planning application (‘permitted development’). These include permitting blocks of flats to be extended upwards by two storeys to create new homes. They also introduce a new permitted development
Support to parish councils who wish to build a small number of homes to allow their communities to grow, a fully digitised planning system, reform of how local housing need is calculated and new rules to encourage building upwards are among the proposals ‘to bring Britain’s planning system into the 21st Century’ that will be